Higher Education Transformation

 

Higher Education, as well as the Public Sector in general, is undergoing momentous changes. Universities are facing significant challenges; decreasing budgets, skyrocketing tuition fees, increasing competition, greater technology requirements, and stricter compliance requirements are all driving Higher Education institutions to find more innovative approaches to how they operate and how they spend their dollars. 

 

These challenges are causing Higher Education institutions to strive for operational excellence from back office functions to help support academic excellence and many institutions are realizing that transformation is an excellent opportunity for achieving this.

 

Although there are some unique challenges to Higher Education, the goals are very much the same as any other organizational transformation or Shared Services implementation. By focusing on spending less on activities that do not support the core mission, driving efficiencies and cost savings through economies of scale, and improving scalability of systems, institutions are achieving operational excellence and gaining competitive advantages. 

 

At Chazey Partners, we have over twenty years of transformation and Shared Services experience earned as practitioners and operational managers. We have a unique wealth of tried and tested tools and methodologies to help universities transform their operations to overcome these challenges and gain acceptance and buy in from staff.  Our Higher Education transformation approach delivers a holistic range of services to enable universities to increase efficiencies, improve quality, and strengthen compliance. 

 

Our consultation services for the Higher Education sector include: 

 

Business Transformation

Process Optimization 

Shared Services

Technology Enablement 

Organization Strategy & Performance Optimization

 

We have already helped many Higher Education institutions transform their operations to achieve excellence.

 

Click here to view some of our engagements with Higher Education institutions. 



Iowa University System   A business case assessment was carried out by the Regent System, its universities, and Board Office in Iowa to determine alignment on the overall educational mission and provide an alternative organizational structure. In January 2015, Chazey Partners was engaged to work with the universities to validate the individual universities’ board-approved plans and drive the first steps of implementation: the detailed Design phase. Read more
University of California, Davis   UC Davis is one of ten campuses in the University of California system, the world’s pre-eminent public university system. Founded in 1905, UC Davis had a 2013/14 operating expenditure budget of $3.4 billion with 33,300 students in four colleges and six professional schools, while the UC Davis Health System serves 6 million people over 33 counties. Read more
University of California, San Francisco   University of California San Francisco (UCSF) requested an independent assessment of its HR Shared Services (HRSS). With a Chancellor’s Mandate to “improve service and reduce administrative costs” two years post-implementation, it was timely to assess the current state against best practices and to provide assistance with HRSS’ strategic direction Case Study Read more
University of California, UCPath Project   The University of California has over 220,000 students and 200,000 faculty and staff, across ten campuses. In addition to classrooms and labs, UC has dozens of academic resources such as museums, concert halls, art galleries, botanical gardens, observatories and marine centers, which are also used by the community. UC manages three US Department of Energy national laboratories. The 2014/15 current UC operating budget is $25.8 billion. Read more
National University of Ireland, Galway   Chazey Partners was retained to compare NUIG support services to best practice benchmarks and provide NUIG with an opportunity to release potential efficiency gains. The scope included a review ten administrative support processes across five support areas. Read more
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